General Motors tries to push off some lawsuits to 'old' GM

|About: General Motors Company (GM)|By:, SA News Editor

Attorneys with General Motors (GM +0.4%)have filed documents to seek protection from some lawsuits relating to the ignition switch recall issue.

The automaker, which has set up a $400M claims funds for death and personal-injury claims, is attempting to shield itself from liability in some cases involving economic damages and minor accidents prior to the GM bankruptcy.

In a filing with the bankruptcy court in Manhattan, the company says "old" GM is liable in many of the cases.